See you Monday!
Monday's meeting will feature Margaret Parsons, Government Affairs Director for the Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors.
Margaret will speak to us about current Real Estate market stats in the
region, re-purposing office space, and projections for the future of
commercial office space beyond the pandemic. She will also discuss pending
legislation to repeal or limit the 1031 like-kind exchange that could
devastate the commercial real estate sector and investment in communities
here and across the country.
Our dedicated Tech Committee is working hard to enhance the virtual experience for our online viewers. Monday's meeting will be NOT be available on Zoom, in order for the team to implement some improvements.   
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The registration deadline for all upcoming Monday meetings is each Wednesday at noon.
You can register for upcoming meetings by visiting our "Events Calendar" and clicking the dark yellow events, or clicking the link in the Events listing in Friday's Rotary Roundup.
19 Volunteers Needed!
We're staffing Kipona's information booth!
Sit in the shade; Hand out maps; Direct folks to the restrooms
Promote goodwill and better friendships
Promote economic and community development
Promote ROTARY!
Multiple shifts still available-

Saturday, September 4 

11:00- 1:00, 1:00-3:00, 3:00-5:00, 5:00-8:00

Sunday, September 5 

11:00- 1:00, 1:00-3:00, 3:00-5:00, 5:00-8:00

Monday, September 6 

11:00- 1:00, 1:00-3:00, 3:00-6:00


Memorial Events for
Bob Hostetter
Will be held
Saturday, August 28
Visitation begins at 1:00
For all who are attending Bob Hostetter's service, reminder that street parking on Saturday’s is not free until 7PM….the service is at Pine Street Presbyterian on the 28th at 2PM…..visitation at 1PM.  The South Street Garage next to the church will be reserved that day for free parking.  Those choosing to use the garage will need to pick up a chaser ticket on entry into the garage and the same ticket will be needed to get back into the garage to get the car.  At the church, a second ticket will need to be obtained.  The two tickets will enable those parking in the garage to exit free of charge…repeat…BOTH TICKETS are needed to exit free!!  There will be deacons at the church upon arrival who will assist guests with getting the second ticket.  The garage will be open thru the reception so that guests do not need to move their cars unless they choose to do so.  Also, transport will be provided for those individuals who wish to leave their car in the garage but are unable to walk the 4 blocks to the Civic Club.
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On August 14, 2021 Haiti was rocked by a massive 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake. At least 1,900 dead, with hundreds injured or missing. The Rotary District 7020 Earthquake response committee met today and are assessing the damage done; the immediate needs; and how to help. As we compile a list of needs and navigate the logistics to provide speedy aid, we are mounting an urgent fundraising appeal - if you'd like to help now please donate via credit card; PayPal; check, or wire transfer. Financial support  is always the easiest way to get help to those who need it quickly. Email for more information. Our committee is in direct contact with Rotarians and our partners on the ground including local authorities and experts which is the most effective way we can help.
Upcoming Events
Rotary Meeting
Hilton Harrisburg
Aug 23, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Public Relations Committee Meeting
Aug 27, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Service on a Monday- Salvation Army
Salvation Army Harrisburg
Aug 30, 2021
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Volunteer for Kipona
Sep 04, 2021 – Sep 06, 2021
No Meeting- Labor Day
Sep 06, 2021
Public Relations Committee Meeting
Sep 10, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
September Board Meeting
Hilton Harrisburg
Sep 13, 2021
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Rotary Meeting- Rabbi Ron Muroff
Hilton Harrisburg
Sep 13, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
LHACC's Hispanic Heritage Festival
Sep 18, 2021
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Rotary Meeting- Chuck Allen
Hilton Harrisburg
Sep 20, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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Member Birthdays
Kevin Lutz
August 8
Marion Alexander
August 8
Mary Kuna
August 14
Michele Tantardini
August 14
Toni Mark
August 15
Charlie Santiago
August 21
Dick Stewart
August 21
Peter Henninger
August 21
Janet Donovan
August 22
John Stark
August 25
Jack Sherzer
August 27
Ray Pepe
August 28
Lori Reese
August 29
Bob Spicer
August 30
Membership Report
Membership on July 1, 2021
Members Joined +5
Rick Azzaro
Patrick Nese
John Russell
Kelly Russell
Devin Ryan
Resignations -1
Robert Hostetter, Jr.
Membership on August 19, 2021
Goal for June 30, 2022
Growing our club is each member's responsibility!
More club members means:
1. Greater community impact
2. More business connections
3. More friends
4. High quality programs
Bring a guest to lunch or to serve. Invite them to join!
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile
Rotary Meeting Minutes August 16, 2021
Submitted by Karen Paris
The meeting was called to order at 12:07 by Matt Staub, President.  Norma, in her own special style, kept the music playing.  The Invocation was given by Past President Thomas Johnston.  Club Singing was led by Douglas Pieper.  
We had a Meet the Member overview by Shaun Eng, who says he loves NYC, Pittsburgh, Chicago,  and Philadelphia.  He also loves cruises.  His most important job is being a dad.  He also loves car shows, church, golf, and cooking.  He works for First National Bank in commercial lending.  He joined Rotary because his manager wanted him to get active in the community.  So he has joined our Club, the United Way Finance Committee, and a committee at his church. 
Tom Johnson spoke about Ron Guss and how he lived his life.  Ron cared deeply about everything that mattered and he lived life with a smile on his face.  He always made sure that he served society in any way he could.  Any time help was needed he pitched in. He was especially good at watching out for the welfare of Rotary exchange students and their families.  He worked to assure that the environment they and their families shared was always good.  He was transformational in that role.  Ron will be sorely missed by out Club members, by the families in our community, and by Rotary exchange students throughout the world.
Peggy Grove announced that there will be a memorial for Ron Guss on August 19 at the Italian Lake Pavilion at 6 PM. 
Our very own “Ski the Great” (bet he’s taller than Alexander the Gr…) introduced our speaker, Floyd Stokes.  Mr. Stokes is the founder and executive director of the American Literacy Corporation (ALC) founded in 2000. The purpose of the ALC is to provide literacy programs that promote the importance of reading to elementary level students.  As part of his mission he has also authored twenty books.  In 2010 he traveled the country and read to youth in all 50 states.  He is originally from Mississippi.  He now lives in Susquehanna Township.  He held a “reading day” in 2019, to which 500 men showed up as well as 225 women.  He used to go to libraries to read but has also been doing those readings on Facebook and Zoom in his back yard since the coronavirus.   His favorite quote is,  “Doing nothing is not an option.” He is also the founder of the African American Memorial Fund to help people who have had a loved one killed by police.  He urged us to go to the website
He has been creative in his approach to reading as he holds an essay contest, an awards ceremony, a Zoom Zoo, a New Year’s Eve “read until midnight”, and a summer camp for Central PA writers and illustrators.  He firmly believes that reading = information = knowledge.  He gave a “hats-off” to our own Mr. Bedard who is also firmly entrenched in seeking literacy for our young people with his acquisition of great books and stories for our young folk.  He noted that Joe is “so inspirational”. Our Club totally agrees with that. 
If you are coming next week, please register by Wednesday to make your menu selection.  President Matt told us to go forth and serve.
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